BAE Systems gains early access to Intel manufacturing processes

BAE Systems gains early access to Intel manufacturing processes
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BAE Systems plc has signed an early access agreement with Intel to allow the development of defense applications based on Intel's advance manufacturing processes.
By Peter Clarke


The work will be done by BAE Systems’ FAST Labs R&D organization.

Military-grade technology has come to rely on commercial off-the-shelf manufacturing processes but also requires custom capabilities. However, the delays in developing those custom capabilities has, in the past, involved significant time delays, BAE Systems said.

BAE Systems Inc. US subsidiary of British defense, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems plc. The subsidiary is allowed to work on sensitive United States defense programs despite its foreign ownership.

“Early access to Intel’s developing technology can speed the timetable of producing defense applications and maintain our country’s technological edge,” said Chris Rappa, director at BAE Systems’ FAST Labs, said in a statement.

In October 2020 Intel was awarded a contract under the ‘State-of-the-art Heterogeneous Integration Prototype (SHIP) packaging program. BAE Systems is collaborating with Intel on that program.

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